Pre-Pack

BDO administrators seal pre-pack deal at Halliwells

BDO administrators Dermot Power and Shay Bannon have arranged the pre-pack sale at law firm Halliwells, and warn professional firms to pay greater attention to cash management

22 Jul 2010

Vantis sale process months in the making

Speedy break up and sale of Vantis in pre-pack administration came after a long behind-the-scenes process

08 Jul 2010

Deloitte called into Wind Hellas as advisers

Restructuring experts at Deloitte have been called in to advise creditors at Wind Hellas which was sold in a pre-pack just seven months ago

28 Jun 2010

Jon Moulton makes u-turn on pre-packs

The former head of private equity firm Alchemy Partners claims that pre-packs are "not all bad"

18 Jun 2010

Insolvency forum challenges pre-pack transparency

A forum set up by the Insolvency Practitioners Association has called for transparency reporting in pre-pack administrations to be more than a box ticking exercise

18 Jun 2010

IASB should put this battle on hold

The IASB is trying to push through international standards convergence and fair value rules, so the battle over IAS 37 can wait

01 Apr 2010

Costly new rules will put a drag on pre-packs

Plans to change the rules surrounding pre-packaged administrations by the government could drive up costs and undermine the process, IPs haved warned

01 Apr 2010

Video: Pre-pack changes and anti-avoidance

Changes to pre-pack rules and anti-avoidance measures in the Budget

24 Mar 2010

Changes to pre-packs could cost creditors

Industry experts warn costs could spiral upwards for creditors following changes to pre-packaged administrations

22 Mar 2010

Chez Gerard backers consider pre-pack

Banks consider their options to pay off debt

03 Mar 2010

BDO announces Latitude pre-pack

Latitude sold off in pre-pack administration

12 Jan 2010

Opinion splits over pre-pack transparency reform

Calls for IPs to split the work on pre-pack administrations in two

03 Dec 2009

OFT delves into insolvency market

Office of Fair Trading to investigate creditor's concerns over insolvency fees and recovery rates

19 Nov 2009

HMRC demands VAT up front from revived pre-pack businesses

Taxman accused of thwarting enterprise by issuing penalty fees for phoenix companies

03 Nov 2009

Pre-pack rescue for pattern book maker

Failed attempt at time-to-pay tax help pushes P&J into administration

19 Oct 2009

Pre-packs face scrutiny and calls for more transparency

Clydesdale Financial Services case could see other creditors asking for reviews of pre-pack deals

15 Oct 2009

Tootsies enters administration

Tootsies pre-pack by BDO's joint administrators saves 278 jobs

13 Oct 2009

Pre-packs may be "morally questionable"

Turnaround Director Panel finds pre-packs need even more transparency

13 Oct 2009

UK sweetmaking trio enter administration

PwC called in at Mr Lucky Bags, Stockleys Sweets and Teepee Creative

24 Sep 2009

High and Mighty sold to J.D. Williams via pre-pack

100 jobs, 14 outlets of menswear retailer saved by PwC administrators

11 Sep 2009

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